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tonight but it does not matter. president obama has captured the enough votes. >> steve handelsman is in chicago where the president's focus is avoiding another crisis. >> good afternoon, president obama telephoned congressional leaders, urging bipartisan cooperation, hoping the vote was the jolt needed to get things done. >> reelected with 300 and bullet tore all boats, president obama went back to the white house, hoping is a victory and break gridlock. , putting aside florida, the president dominated the election map. victory across the battleground states. obama backers celebrated his win. harry reid, whose majority got bigger, it demanded the house republicans cut deals on taxes and spending. >> the american people want us to work together. republicans want us to work together. >> mitt romney called for compromise. >> at a time like this, we cannot risk political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle. >> how did the people of america reject him? one reason is our population has changed. a smaller share of whites voted, 72%. more minorities and young people. cha
, but there is no sign of that. president obama and speaker john boehner laid out their position today that sounded like they're positions. >> this is a restart between high-stakes negotiations between two men. they are starting where they left off, far apart. in a speech at the white house, president obama claimed the election proved most americans agreed with his plan, that he calls balanced, cutting spending and hiking taxes to avoid the fiscal clef. he said he is flexible, but -- >> i refuse to accept any approach that is not balanced. i am not going to ask students and seniors and middle-class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me making over $250,000 are not asked to pay a dime more in taxes. >> the main republican negotiator will be speaker john boehner. >> the problem with raising tax rates on the wealthy americans is that more than half of them are small business owners. we know from ernst and young, 700,000 jobs would be destroyed. >> john boehner insists the middle class and the government would get more money if tax rates dropped. >> we know we will get more economic g
with the obama campaign. >> president obama dropped by the chicago campaign office to thank volunteers. he placed a few calls to campaign workers in swing state wisconsin. >> we feel confident we've got the votes. >> many polls open with long lines. >> i am concerned about medicare. >> the turnout they moved into its final inning. >> for us, it is just making sure our voters get out. >> campaign advisor said the president has multiple pathways to the electoral votes he needs to win. >> mitt romney only has one pathway, through ohio. and we are winning in ohio. >> that was sally kidd reporting from chicago. >> one of the biggest issues along the east coast is finding a place to cast those votes in the storm ravaged the northeast. >> of voters say they are relieved they were able to vote at all. many of them are still without power, but despite all the chaos, officials want to make sure everyone's voice has a chance to be heard. >> i am sure there is going to be a little bit of chaos here and there. that is just natural when you have a big disaster like sandy, but if you persevere, you will be able
course with the obama administration. the u.s. conference of bishops is meeting in baltimore and they expressed concern about what they see as the weakening of religious liberty in the united states. david collins joins us from downtown with more. >> the leader of the congress says the catholic church will never comply with president obama's birth control health care mandate. of youre a channel peace ♪ >> protesting outside of the partisan and heated rhetoric. from the pulpit, giving catholics an ultimatum. the delivered a 25,000 signature petition calling on church leaders to reconsider the perceived alliance with the gop. >> having letters read every mass, saying your soul is in eternal jeopardy if you vote for a party or candid it that supports an intrinsic evil? >> a majority of catholics voted for barack obama even has administration considers forcing religious institutions to provide contraceptive coverage and abortion inducing drugs. this puts them at a potential collision with the president. what's the only thing we are certainly prepared to do is to not give in. th
. >> eric holder may not return to the job during president obama's second term. the first people to hear that, law students. it happened this afternoon at the school of law. when asked about his future plans, he indicated he will have to discuss it with the president and his family before making a decision. he also indicated he did not know how long he would serve and said he had to ask himself, do i have enough gas in the tank? >> after losing the election, the republican party is involved in some soul-searching. >> now some republican strategists are saying the party needs to reach beyond its base and appeared to a broader swath of the electriorate. sally kidd has the story. >> republican pollsters say changing demographics have finally caught up with the gop. >> paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to the campaign. >> it was not enough for republicans to capture the white house. president obama won big among latinos, women, and younger voters. >> that reflects his record and also the approach of the republican party, to paint itself out of the mainstream
they were called to the scene nearby marlboro pike. they're coming back from barack obama elementary school, and all of the injuries appeared to be very minor. >> new at this hour, a suspect involved in an 88-year-old woman, multiple sexual assault cases in the same. . a man is being held at the baltimore detention center. police say he was involved in a violent robbery last month, and since that episode, the police have been able to link them to two other assault cases, one in february of this year. police believe there may be other cases out there, and they are asking anyone with any information to call them. >> and the search is on for the man who shot a walmart employees during a robbery early this morning in laurel. we are told they forced the victim into a parking lot outside and then opened fire. 11 news kim dacey joins us with the breaking news. the getaway vehicle fell nearby? >> that is right. police say the van was found just a mile from a year -- from here, engulfed in flames. the release some pictures of the suspect, who is still on the run. four-o'clock 15 wednesday morning, t
. >> two weeks after the hurricane, thousands of new yorkers are still without power. president obama visited the city -- parts of the city hardest hit by the storm. we have the latest on the recovery efforts. >> president obama is promising to stick with the devastating -- but devastated communities. the visit will not be his last. first on the sky and then on the ground. he saw firsthand the new york community still in ruins. >> we're going to make sure that we stay here as long as people need help. that is the primary task. >> the president offered new hope to people like diana rivera now homeless. >> absolute heart rate. we were happy here and it is done. >> the new york attorney general had opened an investigation into utility companies as 3000 people have no power more than two weeks after the storm. dozens of emergency volunteers are trying to help people like barbara who have handed out millions of meals and warm clothing. the president thanked them for their efforts. >> young people who were involved like this -[inaudible] >> anthony russo welcomed his students for the first
. >> president obama and but robbie r. of furious week -- furiously campaign to get people to the polls. >> we've got the latest from the battleground state of ohio. >> good evening from cincinnati. a pivotal part of a pivotal states -- ohio is so important it's the only battleground both presidential candidates are visiting on this day. governor romney began his day pushing for it. >> we can begin a better tomorrow, tomorrow and with the help of people in florida, but it's going to happen. >> if you are tired of being tired, ask you to vote for change. help us when this. >> with bruce springsteen, president obama started in wisconsin. >> you know i will fight for you and your families every single day. >> last night, colorado, a huge rally. after a shimmy with stevie wonder in cincinnati, ohio, the president urged his backers to vote today. bowlines to early vote in ohio had long but republicans won a fight to shorten voting hours. mary jenkins was out to get obama backers to the polls. she figured she could make a difference-lee. >> i would not be able to sleep at night if i did not put in e
more days or four more years. those are the chance at the mitt romney and barack obama rallies before the election. what state they are zeroing in on and why. >> climate change and superstars? are they related? i will have the story coming up. >> you are watching wbal tv 11 news at 5:00 p.m. with don hamilton, your forecast with tom tasselmyer and covering breaking news where you live. wbal tv 11 news at 5:00 p.m. continues now. >> we have breaking news on the new york city marathon. the mayor has decided to cancel their race after criticism. many new yorkers had been complaining it would be insensitive and divert city resources when many are suffering. no word on whether it has been rescheduled. right now, winds of 90 miles an hour and two feet of snow. it certainly created a punch of weather extremes. >> several days later there are more questions about the impact of global warming on our climate. we joined a teleconference with some ocean scientists to find out answers on this. he joins us with more. >> the four hundred year old tree which you see behind me that has been reduced to
obama back on the trail after suspending campaign for hurricane sandy. >> we know what things look like and what the government is -- with the governor is softener -- with the governor is offering is not change. leaving millions without health insurance isn't change. >> his new ad features: paul. >> the president saved the auto industry and the actions he had -- he is taking -- he has taken protecting us from terrorism have been solid. >> the ads are an acknowledgement that governor romney has a chance to win the state and upset the match. >> the president wants to see if four more years, but our chant is this -- five more days. >> but floridians lined up today to early vote. tuesday is the last day of the election. >> new york mayor, michael bloomberg, who enjoys no candidate, today called for the reelection of barack obama. because, said the mayor, the president is fighting climate change. >> we also want to let you know that governor martin o'malley has issued an executive order regarding hurricane sandy and absentee ballots. if you were unable to apply in person because of the storm
president obama and ambassador rice. petraeus did get some special treatment. steve has the latest. >> good evening from capitol hill. republicans are still charging somebody played politics with what the public was told about benghazi. petraeus testified it was not the cia. former cia director david petraeus kept out of sight until he got home. lawmakers cleared the way for him to get to the closed-door hearing without walking through holes -- halls, petraeus testified the cia figured immediately it was al qaeda that attacked the u.s. consulate in benghazi killing the u.s. ambassador and three others. how the cia missed the threat is still under investigation. his testimony helped. >> it added to our ability to make judgments about what is clearly a failure of intelligence. >> it did not stop the fight over ambassador rice. five days after the attack, she denied it was al qaeda using cia talking points to drop the al qaeda reference. >> she did the responsible thing answering questions based on what was unclassified. >> she had a motive to spin the story on meet the press. barack obama run
how. obama and congressional republicans are squaring off this week over tax cuts for the rich. they cannot work out their differences by december 31, we are all in trouble. >> not politics as usual. you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. >> the president and john boehner are each drawing a line in the sand on letting the bush era tax cuts expire for americans making more than $250,000 a year. the speaker wants the tax overhaul that raises money by cutting loopholes. if they cannot hammer out a spending deal by the end of the year, the nation goes over the so-called fiscal cliff and taxes go up for everyone. an average of $500 per household, and there will be deep, automatic spending cuts that could hobble the economy. republican sandoval the president to address the real problem. the real problem is uncontrolled entitlement spending and a government that has grown massively. >> democrats and republicans will have to compromise just like the president and his party did after getting walloped in the 2010 election. >> would cut $900 million in spending that was painful t
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